Musketeers Were Not Easier to Train than Archers

Myth 2: Muskets replaced bows because musketeers are easy to train Or, as internet commentators like to say, it took years, even decades, of training to make a decent archer, but any peasant could be trained to use a musket in a few hours. Like the myth that bows outranged muskets, the idea that musketeers … Continue reading Musketeers Were Not Easier to Train than Archers

16th Century Prices of Weapons

https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=DAkHAAAAQAAJ&pg=GBS.PA112 Great factoids in this book. Page 105: Bow, best sort- 3s. 4d. " second- 2s. 6d. " third- 2s. Sheaf of livery arrows- 5s. Sheaf of arrows, 8 or 9 inch the feather- 2s. 4d. Page 106: 35 lb. of big shot for the ordnance at 2d. the lb. - 5s. 10d. Page 107: … Continue reading 16th Century Prices of Weapons